Databases, catalogues and websites selected by AHK libraries

Apart from their own catalogue the libraries of the Amsterdam University of the Arts have also signed license agreements with several providers of specialized databases. Included are also some interesting websites and catalogues.

Adamnet
AdamNet is a collaboration of libraries in Amsterdam, ranging from EYE, OBA, UB, Atria, Boekmanstichting to libraries of museums in Amsterdam. The collections of 18 libraries can be searched via a group catalogue.

Beeld en Geluid op school
Beeld en Geluid op school (formerly known as Academia) provides access to video and audio material from the archives of the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision. Choose for Inloggen met Surf. Including Dossier Muziek. In Dutch only. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

HBO Kennisbank
Searches through thousands of publications of 26 universities of applied sciences.

JSTOR
JSTOR connects libraries, researchers, teachers, and students with vital scholarly content in more than 50 disciplines. The AHK has a license for Arts & Sciences III, VIII, XI & XIII. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Koninklijke Bibliotheek
This catalogue contains descriptions of books, journals, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and sheet music.

LexisNexis
Dutch news sources with articles from national newspapers. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Worldcat
WorldCat provides access to the collections and services of more than 10.000 libraries worldwide. After entering your postal code the nearest library will be shown.

Architectural Publications Index (API)
Database with 250,000 specifications of about 300 international architecture journals, from 1972 until now.

Arts & Architecture Source
The largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Bonas Archiwijzer
Inventory of about 200 designers with publications, drawings and objects.

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Collection of the former NAi and the encyclopedic data of the Bonas Archiwijzer, with descriptions and images of persons and organisations, books, journals, plans and objects.

Academy of Architecture - Digital Maps Library
The library of the Academy of Architecture has licenses for the use of digital maps. These files can be downloaded from the computers in the library of the academy, login with AHK account.
Available digital maps:
Small-scale Base Map Amsterdam (KBKA)
Large-scale Base Map Amsterdam (GBKA)
Top-10 Vector NL cards
Soil Maps NL (scans and GIS)
Geomorphological maps NL (scan and GIS)

Publieke Dienstverlening op de Kaart (PDOK)
PDOK offers a wide range of digital government geo-information. On the website you can request this information free of charge as data services and files. Also geographic data (TOP10NL, TOP24 and TOP50 grid) can be downloaded to be viewed in a Geographic Information System (GIS).

Art & Architecture Source
The largest full-text research database for visual arts and architecture. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Artlibraries.worldcat
Within Worldcat a special art-oriented search engine that shows the results of publications in art libraries. 

Europeana
A database where millions of images of objects from art collections in Europe can be searched.

EYE Catalogue
Information about films, photo's, posters, soundtracks and other collections. 

LKCA
Publications, journal articles, theses, teaching methods, policy plans and films, professional literature on policy and practice and research in the field of cultural education and active cultural participation / amateur art. Mostly in Dutch but some are in English.

RKD
Website of the Netherlands Institute for Art History that offers access to countless (artist) archives.

Webgallery of art
A searchable database of images from European visual arts and architecture (3rd to 19th centuries)

AATA
AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 156,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA has developed specific subject bibliographies, in which the Getty Conservation Institute is involved in specific scientific research projects.

Arts & Architecture SourceThe largest full-text research database for visual arts and architecture. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Boekmanstichting
The library collects publications on art and culture policy and the social aspects of that policy. The collection contains over 75,000 titles. The focus is on the Dutch and European situation.

Dutch National Archives
The database of The Nationaal Archief (Dutch National Archives) is the ‘national memory’ of the Netherlands. It holds documents, photos and maps both from the central government, as well as from organizations and persons of national importance (past and present).

ICOM database
ICOM database of publications related to the protection of cultural heritage; national legislations on the protection of cultural heritage; international, national and museum-related directories; illicit traffic-related publications and reports as well as endangered heritage and emergency contexts, photos and slides.

LKCA
National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA) provides information in the field of arts and cultural education. The database contains LKCA literature on policy, practice and research in the field of cultural education and active cultural participation with society.

Meertens Instituut
The Meertens Institute studies the diversity in language and culture in the Netherlands. It offers, a.o., databases that serve as a starting point for research.

RKD Nederlands Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis
Catalogue of the library's collection focuses on Western art from the late Middle Ages up to the present. The RKD provides worldwide access to knowledge, research and information about Netherlandish art in an international context, for museums, the academic community and the general public alike.

Institute for Sound and Vision
Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid) collects and conserves the audio-visual heritage of the Netherlands, and makes it accessible to media professionals, education, science and the general public.

EYE
EYE is the national institute for film in the Netherlands.

Netherlands Film Festival Archives
The Nederlands Film Festival opens up thirty years of festival history by launching the NFF Filmarchief.

Beeld en Geluid op school
Beeld en Geluid op school (formerly known as Academia) provides access to video and audio material from the archives of the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision. Choose for Inloggen met Surf. Including Dossier Muziek. In Dutch only. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Boosey & Hawkes online scores
On the website of music publisher Boosey & Hawkes you can view 1500 online scores. You have to register once.

Donemus
Publisher Donemus is well known for their catalogue with more than 14.000 works from contemporary Dutch composers. Now it is possible for students and teachers of the AHK to view, download and print their scores. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

JSTOR
JSTOR connects libraries, researchers, teachers, and students with vital scholarly content in more than 50 disciplines. The AHK has a license for Arts & Sciences III, VIII, XI & XIII. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Medici.tv
This online video collection of classical music, operas, jazz, world music and ballets/contemporary dance is one of the largest in the world. Discover live broadcasts from prestigious venues and archived concerts, artist portraits, documentaries and master classes. Compare different interpretations of the same work and explore composers, artists, periods, and genres. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Muziek Centrum Nederland
Contains the catalogues of these former organisations: Nationaal Pop Instituut, Nederlands Jazz Archief, Donemus en Gaudeamus. You can find the materials at Special Collections (UvA) and at Nederlands Jazz Archief.

Muziekschatten
An online catalog and access to digitized sheet music from the collection of Stichting Omroep Muziek. Membership gives access to download. In Dutch only.

Muziekweb
With Muziekweb you can listen to the entire collection of more than 6 million tracks. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account. 

Netherlands Music Institute
The Nederlands Muziek Instituut (NMI) is the centre of musical heritage in the Netherlands. In Dutch only.

Oxford History of Western Music
An account of the evolution of western classical music by Richard Taruskin. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is a portal for information on music (classical, opera, jazz, popular, folk music and musical instruments). Over 51.000 articles with biographies, bibliographies and works lists of among others composers and musicians. It also features more than 5,000 images, musical examples, and links to audio and video examples. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is a comprehensive bibliography of writings on music serving the global music research community. Today RILM has over 700,000 records in 214 languages from 151 countries. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with full text
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research database for theatre and dance studies. In addition to all the comprehensive indexing of the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD), it contains full text for top performing arts journals and books. To make use of this service you must log in with your AHK account.

Mime Archives
This website contains historical sources and various research materials from Marijn de Langen’s postdoctoral research at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

Theater in Nederland
The extensive TIN collection covers all theatre disciplines, from circus to cabaret and from dance to opera. Besides the many books, magazines and texts, the library has hundreds of video recordings of performances, reviews and thousands of photographs and program notes.

Theaterencyclopedie
The Theatre Encyclopaedia contains information on all performing arts (except music): theatre, dance, opera, music theatre, musical, mime, cabaret, youth theatre, puppet theatre, revue, show, variety, illusionism and circus.

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